New Zealand PM Ardern postpones general election until October 17

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that the general election would be postponed by four weeks until Oct. 17, as the country tackles a new outbreak of the coronavirus.

“Ultimately, the 17th of October … provides sufficient time for parties to plan around the range of circumstances we will be campaigning under,’ Ardern said in a news conference.

The election had been scheduled to be held on Sept. 19.

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